Printing from an AS400 using an HP 175x

I have an HP Officejet J4510 printer connected to our print server using an HP 175x jet direct. Now I'm trying to get the AS400 outq configured to print to this printer. But, I haven't had any luck. Has anyone successfully printed from the AS400 to any printer connected with the HP 175x?
MalindasMomAsked:
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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
I don't recognize that HP printer model number.

- Gary Patterson
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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
Still don't see a 4510.  I see a 4580 and 4590.

Assuming the 4510 is an HP PCL3 GUI printer like these, then it is not directly AS/400 compatible.

The only way that you are likely to get this to work as an AS/400 printer is to configure it through Client Access.   This means that you'll have to use a PC server or workstation running Client Access as a print server to do the translation from the AS/400 data stream to the HP PCL GUI data stream.

Host Print Transform supports a number of ASCII printer data streams, but not this particular one.

- Gary Patterson


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_b_hCommented:
The IBM website shows that the HP Laserjet P4510 series printers can be configured as *LAN devices using an *HP5SI for host print transform. Is this your printer?

Please post your printer device description, so we can look at it, and describe the error.

Post back!
Barry
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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
Barry,

The OfficeJet all-in-ones are ink jet printers, not Laserjets (in spite of the confusingly similar model numbers).

If this printer really is in the J45xx series, then it probably isn't compatible, since all of the other printers in that model line are HP PCL3 GUI printers.  I can't find any reference anywhere to a J4510, even on HP's US web site, so maybe it is a very new model, or a non-US model (or maybe a typo here).

- Gary Patterson
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_b_hCommented:
Sorry about the confusion. I could not find anything on J model either.
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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
Yeah,  that has me confused, too, but "OfficeJet" usually (but not always) means "not AS/400 compatible".

- Gary
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MalindasMomAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone for the help. It's too bad the newer printers just won't work with plain text printing.
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